Books & Writers

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Sal Khan: INFORUM's 21st Century Visionary Award

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Thu, Sep 4 2014 - 7:00pm

Sal Khan, Founder, Khan Academy; Author, The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined Read more »

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Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin and the Organized Mind

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Thu, Sep 4 2014 - 6:30pm

Daniel J. Levitin, Author, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload and This Is Your Brain on Music Read more »

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The West Without Water

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Thu, Sep 4 2014 - 6:00pm

B. Lynn Ingram, Professor, Earth & Planetary Science and Geography, UC Berkeley; Co-author, The West Without Water
Frances Malamud-Roam, Senior Environmental Planner and Biologist, Caltrans; Co-author, The West Without Water
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Journalism: The Agriculture Beat Resurgence

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Wed, Sep 3 2014 - 6:00pm

Tara Duggan, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Root to Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable
Naomi Starkman, Founder and Editor in Chief, Civil Eats; Winner of the Publication of the Year, 2014 James Beard Awards
Andy Wright, Senior Editor, Modern Farmer
Rachael Myrow, Host, KQED's California Report – Moderator Read more »

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Book Discussion: The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman

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Tue, Sep 2 2014 - 5:30pm

Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a compelling book to discuss during this 100th anniversary of the inception of World War I. The first world war was the signal event of the modern era: without it, no Hitler, no Holocaust, no World War II, no Bolshevik Revolution, no Cold War (including the Korean and Vietnam Wars), and no nuclear weapons. The book discussion will focus on the first 158 pages. Anyone not interested in the minutiae of military history after hostilities opened can stop at page 158, which completes Ms. Read more »

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Hollywood and the LGBT Journey

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Fri, Aug 29 2014 - 12:00pm

Donna Sachet, Media Personality; Actor; Community Activist
Jan Wahl, Film Critic, KRON 4

Donna Sachet has been a San Francisco performer and icon for decades, from being elected Empress of San Francisco to serving as Grand Marshal for the SF Pride parade. In 2009, Sachet became the first drag performer to sing the national anthem at a Major League Baseball game. Donna Sachet and film critic Jan Wahl "dish-cuss" the LGBT journey in Hollywood, past and present. Read more »

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Keystone & Beyond

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Thu, Aug 21 2014 - 6:00pm

David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
John Cushman, Author, Keystone & Beyond; Former Reporter, The New York Times
Additional panelist TBA Read more »

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The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette

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Thu, Aug 21 2014 - 6:00pm

Daniel Curzon, Author; Teacher; Social, Cultural and Political Commentator Read more »

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Steve Forbes: Fighting Threats to Our Money

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Wed, Aug 20 2014 - 6:00pm

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor in Chief, Forbes Media; Publisher, Forbes Magazine Read more »

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today

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Tue, Aug 19 2014 - 12:00pm

Dulais Rhys, Professional Musician Read more »

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